Re: transportation to trailheads
- Hi Leaver 2000,<br><br>Try Grey Hound. They leave
Reno everyday around 7 am going South on Hwy 395 and
have stops at Mammoth Lakes and Lone Pine airports.
From there there are local cab/shuttles that take you
to your trailheads. In mammoth lakes they take you
to a ski resort and you'll need to ride another bus
to Red's Meadows. Also you can easily hitch a hike
to the town of Lone Pine from Whitney Portal. To get
more info and to find out about the costs, you could
call their chambers of commerce to find out. They are
very helpful. Sorry, I don't have their
- Here is my opinion on the snowpack: <br><br>At
this time, it is pretty much normal or slightly below.
The snowpack will dwindle pretty much as usual,
unless there are some new major storms. <br><br>Whatever
the JMT veterans would say about "normal year
conditions" should apply this year. Last year was
exceptionally dry in the high country. This year will certainly
have more snowpack, but nothing like 1983 or 1997.
<br><br>But hey, it might snow some more! Winter ain't over
yet, but the probabilities are dwindling.<br><br>Here
is my tip on interpreting the snow water equivalents
shown for individual sensor sites: <br><br>loose, new
fallen snow is deeper, say up to 12 inches of snow to 1
inch of precip<br><br>dense, old snow is less deep,
say from 3 to 6 inches of snow to 1 inch of precip.
This is applicable when daytime air temps have been
above freezing for a while<br><br>Have a great time,
whatever you decide to do!<br><br>Best Regards,<br><br>FRF